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Background on Epa Regulations

By: Elizabeth Cotsworth

Excerpt: EPA has established regulations to ensure that if an owner or operator of a waste facility is unable or unwilling to close it properly, funds will be available for proper closure and post-closure care. These regulations appear at 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 258 Subpart G for municipal solid waste landfills, and 40 CFR 264 and 265 Subpart H for hazardous waste facilities. One of the mechanisms that companies can use to comply with the regulations is insu...

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Series

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: SUMMARY: The EPA is approving the State Implementation Plans (SIPs) consisting of the Post 1996 rate-ofprogress (ROP) plans and the one-hour ozone attainment demonstration for the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Trenton severe nonattainment area (the Philadelphia area). These control strategy plans were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). The measures that have been adopted by the Commonwealth which comprise the control strategi...

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Enclosure II Potential Controls

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: ?Nonattainment? Existing Source RACT and Other Regulations: Surface coating operations Large appliances (Rule 4-26) Magnet wire insulation (Rule 4-27) Automobiles and light-duty trucks (Rule 4-28) Cans (Rule 4-29) Metal coils (Rule 4-30) Paper (Rule 4-31) Fabrics (Rule 4-31) Vinyl (Rule 4-32) Metal furniture (Rule 4-33) Miscellaneous metal parts and products (Rule 4-34) Flat wood paneling (Rule 4-35)

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Counties

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: There are 3071 counties in the United States. Counties are the primary legal divisions of most states and generally are functioning governmental units. They are known as parishes in Louisiana. In Alaska, Census Areas are used for statistical purposes, while the principal governmental units are boroughs. Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, and Virginia also have independent cities, government units outside the jurisdiction of any county.

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References - Arsenic Guidance

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1998. Draft Toxicological Profile for Arsenic. Prepared for the US Department of Health and Human Services by the Research Triangle Institute. Albores, A., M. E. Cebrian, I. Tellez and B. Valdez. 1979. Comparative Study of Chronic Hydroarsenicism in Two Rural Communities in the Region Lagunra of Mexico. [in Spanish]. Bol. Oficina Sanit. Panam. 86:196-205. American Public Health Association (APHA). 1992 and 1995. ...

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Determination of the Volatile Organic Concentration of Waste Samples

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) developed this method to determine the concentration of volatile organic constituents in waste samples using a flame ionization detector (FID) and an electrolytic conductivity detector (ELCD). See 40 CFR 60, Appendix A, Test Methods, for a copy of Method 25D.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Series

By: Alfred C. Smith

Excerpt: Pursuant to 40 C.F.R. ? 22.18, of EPA's Consolidated Rules of Practice, the Consent Agreement resolving this matter is hereby approved and incorporated by reference into this Final Order. The Respondents are hereby ORDERED to comply with all of the terms of the Consent Agreement, effective immediately upon receipt by Respondents of this Consent Agreement and Final Order.

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Assessing Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Exposure in Indigenous Aqu...

By: Adam Biales

Excerpt: Traditional assessment endpoints largely focus on changes at the population and community levels. Endpoints on these biological levels are response to a variety of stressors and causative agent.

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Transportation Conformity in Transitional Ozone Areas

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Attached please find an EPA/DOT staff paper that presents the agencies’ preliminary thinking on the proposal for transportation conformity in transitional ozone areas. As you know, the Presidential Directive of July 16, 1997, indicated that EPA would develop a conformity rule specifically for the new transitional ozone areas under the eight-hour standard.

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Washington, D.C. 20460 Preaward Compliance Review Report for All A...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Note: Read Instructions before completing form. I. A. Applicant (Nam e, City, State) B. Recipient (Name, City, State) C. EPA Project No. II. Brief des cription of proposed projec t, program or activity. III. Are any civil rights lawsuits or complaints pending against applicant and/or recipient? If yes, list those complaints and the dispositio n of each co mplaint. Yes No IV. Have any civil rights compliance reviews of the applicant and/or recipient been conducte...

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Population for Storm Water Entities as Defined by the 2000 Census

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This document contains calculations for populations within an Urbanized Areas (UA) as designated by the US Census Bureau for the state of North Dakota. Population is calculated for each portion of either an incorporated place or a county within an UA and is based on the population values provided by the 2000 US Census Tiger data. In addition, a table is included that provides a list of places that have a population greater than 10,000 people and a population den...

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Smart Growth Funding Resource Guide

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Smart growth is development that serves the economy, community, and environment. It is growth that simultaneously achieves: # Economic development that creates employment and business opportunities, improves local tax base, provides neighborhood services and amenities, and creates economically competitive communities. # Strong neighborhoods that provide a range of housing options so that people can choose housing that best suits them. Smart growth provides the c...

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Safety Data Sheet

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Decontamination: Turn off quipment that could be affected by EB or the materials used for cleanuo. If more than 10 grams has been spilled or if there is any uncertainty regarding the procedures to be followed for decontamination, call the NIH Fire copious quantities of water. Rinse glassware and animal cages with water.

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Sustainability and Human Health

By: Howard Frumkin M. D.

Excerpt: Definitions: -- Sustainability: meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (BrundtlandCommission, 1987). -- Health: a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO, 1948).

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Ground Water

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Ground water is water that naturally flows through and is retained in soil and rock bodies beneath the land. It is a major source of drinking water and of water used for agriculture in the United States. Almost half of this country’s population depends upon ground water for some or all of its drinking water.

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Hubbard Brook Research Foundation

By: David Sleeper

Excerpt: To Whom It May Concern: Please find enclosed comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s, “Proposed National Emissions for Hazardous Air Pollutants; and, in the Alternative, Proposed Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Steam Generating Units”.

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The Mineral Industry of Minnesota

By: Kathy A. Lewis

Excerpt: Minnesota climbed in rank from eighth to fourth among the 50 States in total nonfuel mineral production value1 in 1996, according to the U.S. Geological Survey USGS). The State's increase in rank was primarily the result of the increased production of iron ore. The estimated total nonfuel mineral value for the State in 1996 was almost $1.8 billion, a 19% increase from that of 1995. This followed about a 13% increase from 1994 to 1995 (based on final 1995 data). ...

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Wetland Regulatory Authority

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Wetlands are one of the most valuable and fragile components of a watershed, but for many years they were filled and drained for agriculture and development. Now we are learning that wetlands are crucial to the health of our waters and wildlife. Wetland restoration, the renewal of natural and historical wetlands that have been lost or degraded, is a growing activity. It can improve water quality and wildlife habitat across the nation.

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For the District of Columbia Circuit

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Thomas Sayre Llewellyn argued the cause for petitioner Arizona Public Service Company, with whom George Y. Sugiyama and Michael B. Wood were on the briefs. Munford P. Hall II entered an appearance. Scott J. Jordan and Wendy L. Blake, Attorneys, United States Department of Justice, argued the cause for respondent, with whom Lois J. Schiffer, Assistant Attorney General, and Dwight C. Alpern, Attorney, Environmental Protection Agency, were on the brief.

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Quality Metadata Lynda Wayne Federal Geographic Data Committee Geo...

By: Lynda Wayne

Excerpt: Quality Metadata is? -- Complete -- Accurate -- Comprehensible -- Discoverable

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